Tag: highway safety

Do collision warning systems spell trouble for drivers?

Do collision warning systems spell trouble for drivers?

May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 60,000 Chevrolet Impalas released this year. The reason? The vehicles’ crash avoidance system may have malfunctioned repeatedly, resulting in unexplained car stops. Why the NHTSA is investigating One driver said in his complaint that he was driving at 20 mph when “the brakes independently seized… The vehicle […]

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Should you bother buying a personal breathalyzer?

Should you bother buying a personal breathalyzer?

December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nearly all U.S. states have a standard .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in place for drivers. Driving drunk can have life-changing consequence, from injury and death to arrest and skyrocketing insurance premiums. For some drivers, a personal breath analyzer (often known by the brand name, Breathalyzer) may help increase safety on the road. As most […]

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New regs needed for single-unit trucks?

New regs needed for single-unit trucks?

June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

After analyzing a five-year-long study which discovered that single-unit trucks were involved in an inordinate amount of fatalities, The National Transportation Safety Board has assembled a host of safety recommendations that, if heeded, will affect highway safety for all drivers who share the road. For the uninitiated, single-unit trucks are considered large trucks with a […]

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Wasted prom: How drunk driving is hurting high schoolers

Wasted prom: How drunk driving is hurting high schoolers

May 3, 2013 | 4 Comments

Teens in Pataskala, Ohio and New York State were recently urged to come back to school – alive.  Anti-drunk driving programs are being delivered to a variety of high schools at a prime time, as students prepare for the upcoming prom season. And though reports suggest that drunk driving is down for this age group […]

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Distracted driving upgrades for new cars

Distracted driving upgrades for new cars

May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zipping around in his flashy aerocar, George Jetson himself couldn’t have predicted today’s latest update in car innovation. Cars of the future are about to get a major safety upgrade.

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Traffic enforcement drops, deaths rise in CO

Traffic enforcement drops, deaths rise in CO

April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The numbers speak for themselves: Between 2002 and 2010, highway traffic deaths in Colorado experienced a historic decline, dropping from 743 to 439. Then the Colorado State Patrol dramatically cut back on highway traffic enforcement in 2011 and 2012. Traffic-related fatalities spiked, climbing to 486 last year.

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Traffic death count signs – do they work?

Traffic death count signs – do they work?

April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cities throughout the U.S. have increasingly been posting traffic death count signs on major highways, serving as a striking reminder of the dangers faced on the road – and as a warning to take caution when behind the wheel.

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